If you love pistachios and cherries and innovative recipes that will wow everyone, you have to make these. These nutty, fluffy pistachio pancakes are made green through spinach, but the taste is undetectable, and they're sweetened naturally with bananas. They're topped with a drizzle of cherry syrup and crushed pistachios, but they would also be great served with plenty of whipped coconut cream.

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Pistachio Pancakes With Cherry Syrup [Vegan]

Calories

226

Serves

10

Cooking Time

20

Ingredients

For the Pancakes:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil, plus more for cooking
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup crushed pistachios
  • 1/2 cup spinach

For the Cherry Syrup:

  • 2 cups cherries, seeds removed, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup pistachios, crushed
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Preparation

To Make the Pancakes:

  1. Mix flour, coconut sugar, salt, crushed pistachios, baking powder, and baking soda in a mixing bowl. In a food processor, blend banana, spinach, almond extract, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and almond milk.
  2. Add wet mixture to dry and combine. Heat griddle and lightly coat with coconut oil. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into circles on the hot griddle. Top with pistachios, then flip when bubbles start to appear on top.

To Make the Cherry Syrup:

  1. Add the cherries to a pan over medium heat, cook for 7-10 minutes. The cherries should soften and juice will collect. Remove from heat and place in a cheese cloth or nut milk mesh bag and drain the liquid from the cherries.
  2. Place back onto the pan and add the rest of the ingredients. Add the arrowroot a little at a time, or you can combine it with the lemon juice and add to the mixture. Whisk to combine and cook for and additional 5 minutes, until it thickens.

To Serve:

  1. Plate your pancakes, then top with crushed pistachios and the cherry syrup.

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 226 | Carbs: 34g | Fat: 8g | Protein: 5g | Sodium: 777mg | Sugar: 11g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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